Top 5 tips to get your closet Summer ready
Spring has sprung! Warm sunny days are upon us in London. This is your guide to get your Summer wardrobe ready. Below are some top tips from certified Konmari consultant, Worthwhile Me - in 5 simple steps.
1. Don't rush out to buy new storage.
The first thing people often want to do when organising their space is shop. I'm not sure why that is. I suggest not buying any storage before you have an overview of your items - once you have established what needs organising, go have fun finding your favourite storage.
It will save you money and time.
2. Learning the art of what sparks joy.
This is the moment you take ALL your clothes out and pile them on the bed.
Now - take a deep breath, hold each individual item - one by one - and decide whether or not it sparks joy in you.
If a piece of clothing feels a bit dull, then it probably is - meaning it's time to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it more than you.
My Scandinavian heart loves this part. The organisation. Once you have joy-checked all your items - store your heavy winter knits, scarves and woolly hats in a suitable place. This might be less accessible top shelves or under the bed drawers. Make sure you clean everything - especially natural fibres like wool, silk, cashmere and cotton - before you store them away.
For cooler summer nights, leave out transitional pieces - like long-sleeve light cashmere sweaters.
I believe a closet should be organised in whichever way best suits its user. Personally I like to organise by style of clothing and then by colour.
Everything that can be folded should be folded using Marie Kondo's Konmari method. This is an absolute game changer for shelves and drawers alike.
Check out Marie Kondo's book ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ - or watch my video for how to fold correctly.
4. Shoes shoes shoes!
Ah them shoes. I'm always on the look-out for good shoe storage.
Shoes have a tendency to end up all over the house. Ideally shoes should be kept in one place - except the ones that are in use weekly, which can be stored by the door.
If you have a lot of shoes, creating a designated shoe cupboard is an ideal solution. If you are on a budget get an Ikea bookcase and adapt it.
I currently have a huge crush on delicious California closets and their storage solutions.
5. Less impulse shopping.
Now you have an overview of your wardrobe you can go and buy the clothes that you and your summer wardrobe actually need - rather than buying the clothes you can't find.
Summer is around the corner and by following these simple steps, you'll be ready.